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If you own a Nissan Leaf electric vehicle, you might want to take note of research conducted by Troy Hunt. More specifically, Hunt and fellow researcher Scott Helme were able to demonstrate that certain vehicle functions can be turned on and off remotely thanks to open and unauthenticated APIs that Nissan is using for... Read more...
Welcome back for the latest installment of HOT deals, direct from our friends at TechBargains. On tap for you all today, we have deals on a Lenovo Thinkpad Yoga 2-in-1 11.6” laptop, a Dell Inspiron 3000 Intel Core i7-4790-based desktop system, a Crossover 27QW 27" WQHD 2560x1440 AH-IPS LED LCD Monitor, and more. Full... Read more...
ASUS crafts some of the highest-performing and best-looking wireless routers on the market, but as far as the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is concerned, it's also crafted some of the most insecure. The FTC alleges that ASUS put "hundreds of thousands" of users at risk because they were oblivious to some serious... Read more...
We’ve been talking about Facebook’s revamp of its “Like” system for months, but the social network giant today finally performed a global launch of new “Reactions” which should better allow people to express their feelings about a post. The long-standing thumbs up is now joined by a heart (Love), and emojis signifying... Read more...
At a glance, you may assume the phone we're testing here is one you've seen before -- a Nokia Lumia 1020 clone perhaps? Despite having a similar circular camera fixture on the handset's back side, suggesting a strong focus on photography, this is actually a newly released phone produced by ASUS. The ASUS ZenFone Zoom... Read more...
Anyone that has used an iPhone or iPad in the past few years should be pretty familiar with the Siri digital assistant. Siri, which was initially introduced on the iPhone 4S back in 2011, has grown in its capabilities over the course of its 4-year lifespan and has recently been expanded to the Apple Watch and Apple TV... Read more...
Google-owned Boston Dynamics as released new footage of its latest robot called Atlas, and it's both marvelous and frightening at the same time. It's marvelous because we see just how advanced the company's bipedal robot is at this point, with movements that eerily mimic that of a human, and frightening because... Read more...
You have to hand it to Bethesda, the company isn't letting the success of Fallout 4 get to its head. After winning Game of the Year honors (plus a spattering of other awards) at the DICE Awards show in Las Vegas last week, it would be easy to call it a day and more onto the next project. Instead, Bethesda has some fun updates planned, including Read more...
Have you ever tried repairing a broken screen on your smartphone? It can be done, though in most cases, it's not easy—smartphone makers don't build handsets with a mindset towards DIY repair or upgrades. That's not the case with Fairphone's second generation handset, the Fairphone 2, a modular handset that's now... Read more...
Nearly a year ago, McLaren went huntin’ for venerable Porsche’s 911 Turbo and the new-age Audi R8 with its 570S supercar. Nestled in its carbon monocoque chassis beats a 3.8-liter twin-turbo V8 which pumps out 562hp and 443 ft-lbs of torque. For some people, the 570S was perhaps a bit too raw to deal with on a... Read more...
Chinese handset maker Xiaomi unveiled a new smartphone at Mobile World Congress 2016 in Barcelona, Spain, called the Mi 5 and it underscores why the company is the third largest phone maker in the world (and No. 1 in China) behind only Samsung and Apple. The Mi 5 is a flagship device with a low-end price tag. It's... Read more...
The greatest benefit wireless peripherals offer is what they help cut down on: wires. Fewer wires means that our desktops are easier to keep clean, and we're not kicking wires as often under our desk. It's a win-win overall. Or is it? As with most things convenient, wireless peripherals can suffer exploits just like... Read more...
If you were wowed by the introduction of the 5.1-inch Samsung Galaxy S7 and 5.5-inch Galaxy S7 Edge over the weekend, you’ll be glad to know that pre-orders for both smartphones have now opened up in the United States. All four major wireless carriers — Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint — are carrying the phone along... Read more...
Welcome back for the latest installment of HOT deals, direct from our friends at TechBargains. On tap for you all today, we have deals on a Dell Inspiron 14 (3452) Celeron N3050-based laptop, an AUKEY Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 USB Wall Charger, a LG G Flex 2 H950 32GB 5.5" OLED Curved 4G LTE GSM Unlocked Smartphone... Read more...
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